PowerPage Podcast Episode 125

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Date: Friday, February 12th, 2010, 00:42
Category: conference, Macworld Expo, Podcast

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Episode 125 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (21 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady, Tom Hesser, Adam Christianson and Victor Cajiao.

Topics: Macworld Expo 2010 opens in San Francisco and our panel reviews the first day of the show including the featured presentations by David Pogue and Kevin Smith and the Best of Show awards.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 124

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Date: Thursday, February 4th, 2010, 08:00
Category: Podcast

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Episode 124 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (33.4 MB, MP3). Update: the download link has been fixed.

Panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker and Tom Hesser.

Topics: Is the iPad really all that? 27″ iMac problems, smartphone smackdown: Nexus One steps it up, Zune soon to phone home and we play “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

Rob

Tom

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 123

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Date: Sunday, January 31st, 2010, 21:19
Category: Podcast

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Episode 123 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (48.4 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker and Shaun Redmond

Topics: We analyze the brand-spankin-new Apple iPad and we play “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

Rob

  • CardRescue ($39) – data recovery for media cards

Shaun

  • TruePower battery for MacBook Pro ($99.95) – Affordable and well designed domestically made battery by FastMac
  • Ecobee smart thermostat ($469) – Interactive, flexible and remotely accessable smart thermostat with energy monitor option
  • Solar Checker (Free) – Powerful app that uses the iPhone’s sensors to calculate the solar production potential of your roof

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 122

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Date: Friday, January 22nd, 2010, 10:37
Category: Podcast

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Episode 122 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (32.6 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker

Topics: Tablet and iPhone 4.0 rumors reach a fever pitch and we play “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Firefox 3.6 (free) – Upgrade to the popular Web brower
  • Personas (free) – 30,000 free themes for Firefox 3.6
  • Data Rescue 3 ($99) – best data recovery software for recovering files from a problem hard drive

Rob

  • Hack that enables hidden Quick Look feature for folder content previews
  • Oribtal (App Store, $1.99 and free) – stunningly beautiful game that’s addictive

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 121

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Date: Thursday, December 17th, 2009, 10:09
Category: Podcast

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Episode 121 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (30.5 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker and Tom Hesser

Topics: The resurgence of Web apps, Psystar is toast, Operation Chokehold and AT&T data caps, how Facebook sold you out, Smartphones to outsell notebooks in 2010 and we play “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Spirited Away (free) – OS X menu bar item that hides background applications automatically
  • Isolator (free) – a small menu bar application for OS X that blacks out everything but the foreground application
  • Podium by Pivotal ($29) – the ultimate desktop iPhone stand
  • Labyrinth 2 ($4.99) – successor to the popular iPhone game

Rob

Tom

  • Pastebot ($1.99) – iPhone clipboard management app

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 120

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Date: Thursday, December 10th, 2009, 13:15
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoEpisode 120 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (30.1 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker.

Topics: Fraudulent App Store reviews, Chrome for Mac officially released, more Apple tablet conjecture, first of their kind broadcasting and dictation apps come to the App Store and we play “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • DJay v3 ($50) – Sexiest and best DJ software out there for Mac OS X
  • Midomi SoundHound ($5) – This killer music recognition app beats Shazam
  • Flare Scratch ($8) – Top notch vinyl scratching app for the iPhone

Rob

  • WireTap Studio ($69) – Record the audio from any application, system audio, or audio input

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 119

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Date: Thursday, December 3rd, 2009, 10:33
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoEpisode 119 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (35.9 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker.

Topics: More tablet rumors, iPhone on VZW/T-Mobile, AT&T exclusivity, Psystar and a mammoth “What’s on your Mac?” Featuring: Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker.

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Data Rescue 3 ($99) – Killer data recovery software from ProSoft Engineering
  • QuickBooks 2010 for Mac ($199) – Defacto standard accounting software (which I reviewed on The Apple Core)
  • 1Password ($39.99) – Must-have password, login, credential keeper
  • Boxcar (free) – iPhone app providing push notifications for Twitter
  • Samson G Track microphone (~$120) – My USB microphone of choice
  • GoodReader ($0.99) – Larger PDF reader for iPhone
  • Documents 2 Go ($9.99) – Edit Word on Excel files on the iPhone

Rob

  • RampChamp (free for a limited time) – Fun skee-ball game for iPhone from Icon Factory
  • Pixelmator ($59.99) – Easy, fast and powerful image editing software
  • Photoshop Lightroom 3 BETA (free in beta) – Digital darkroom software for photographers
  • MotionX Drive GPS ($2.99) – Simply the best GPS navigation app for iPhone
  • aSmartHUD ($0.99) – Digital dashboard app to display a Heads Up Display on your windshield
  • Mi-Fi ($0.99) – App that displays the status of your Mi-Fi’s Internet connection
  • Mini DisplayPort to HDMI dongle ($9.35) – Connect your MBP to anything HDMI
  • HDRtist ($0.99) – Software for creating High Dynamic Range images

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PPUG meets Saturday in Philadelphia

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Date: Friday, November 20th, 2009, 23:17
Category: User Group

http://thescene.s3.amazonaws.com/pics/bar/2/51481/profile/1205061797294_272.jpgThe Philadelphia PowerBook User Group (PPUG) will meet tomorrow Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Manayunk Brewing Company along the beautiful Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. We usually have lunch (or a brew) while we talk mobile computing.

I’ll be on hand to give a presentation on the white-hot Droid and Android 2.0 a I’m going to demo a couple of my favorite new DJ apps including GrooveMaker and Touch DJ. Rob Parker, Bob Snow, and David Berg be on hand to talk about Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard), the new MacBooks and all the latest tablet rumors.

If you’re going to be in the Philadelphia area you’re invited to join us for a great meeting, it’s free and you’re invited to bring a guest. Feel free to bring items to sell or swap as well.

Manayunk Brewing Company
4120 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
215.482.8220

PowerPage Podcast Episode 118

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Date: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009, 21:19
Category: Podcast

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Episode 118 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (38.3 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker and Tom Hesser.

Topics: When I’m 64 (GB), Snow Leopard software compatibility, 640GB notebook hard drives, more tablet conspiracies and “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

Rob

  • RampChamp (skee-ball game) from Ambrosia Software (iPhone $1.99)
  • SixtyFourSwitcher – free GUI for toggling the 64-bit kernel in Snow Leopard

Tom

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 117

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Date: Thursday, August 20th, 2009, 07:48
Category: Podcast

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Episode 117 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (27.6 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker and Tom Hesser.

Topics: Apple’s September 9 event, Snow Leopard and 64-bit, two tablets? fix released for MacBook Pro hard drive issue, GPS iPhone apps and “What’s on your Mac?”

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • Camera Genius ($1) – iPhone camera app with zoom, image stabilization, timers with voice.

Rob

Tom

  • Art ($1) – Artist factbook, gallery, and quiz game for the iPhone.

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